In the Loop
September 25, 2021
TCS Attendance Initiative Recognized by State Education Leaders
Trussville City Schools’ (TCS) “Making Each Day Count” initiative has been recognized by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) as a model to successfully increase local student attendance and community awareness about the importance of regular school attendance. The TCS initiative joins three other programs across Alabama recognized by ALSDE during the month of September, which is Attendance Awareness Month. See more about Attendance Awareness Month.
TCS Exceptional Education Services Surpasses Compliance Tests
October 6 Designated a Virtual Learning Day for 9th Graders
The TCS Board of Education approved a Remote Learning Day for all 9th grade students. The Remote Learning Day will be Wednesday, October 6, 2021. This will allow 9th grade students the opportunity to complete their classwork remotely using their Chromebooks and/or logging into Schoology during what will be a testing day for their classmates in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades.
On October 6, 2021:
• 9th grade students will complete classwork at home or at another remote learning location of their parent’s choice.
• 10th grade students will take the Pre-ACT test at school
• 11th grade students will take the Mock ACT test at school
• 12th grade students will either participate in WorkKeys testing at school or take the day as a “College Day” in preparation for next year. Senior students not taking the WorkKeys test have the option to participate in a college visit, complete their college applications, complete their FAFSA applications and/or research college, military or other career path options.
On October 6, HTHS school personnel will be assigned as proctors or test administrators to meet test security requirements. If you have questions, you may contact HTHS at 205-228-4000.
2021 HTHS National Merit Semifinalists, Commended Scholar Announced
Hewitt-Trussville High School is excited to announce this year's National Merit Semifinalists: Juliana Eberhardt and Judson Upchurch and National Merit Commended Scholar: Madeline Mann. These exceptional scholars join an elite club: there are only 215 National Merit Semifinalists in Alabama (including Eberhardt and Upchurch) and only 141 Commended Scholars (including Mann). The HTHS trio joins some 16,000 Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program for 2022. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $30 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Approximately 95% of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. *more photos/information in next edition of In the Loop
Cahaba Elementary Book Fair Raises Big Money
Hewitt-Trussville Middle School Star Readers Recognized
Magnolia Elementary Launches Student-Led Yearbook Team
HTHS Seniors Capture Titles, Scholarship Money
Sarah Kate Potter and Ariana Gilles recently competed in the Distinguished Young Women of St. Clair County Scholarship Program in Springville. Cash scholarships totaling $7,350 and various college-granted scholarships were awarded to six St. Clair County seniors enrolled in various school systems, including Gilles and Potter. Participants were evaluated in interview, scholastics, talent, fitness, and self-expression/public speaking, plus the Be Your Best Self Essay Award (part of the nat'l Distinguished Young Women program).
Potter earned $1,650 in Scholastics, the Be Your Best Self Essay Award and was named Runner Up. Ariana Gilles earned $600 in Talent and Fitness. Program chairman Kathy Ronderos stated, “This marks the first time ever that Hewitt-Trussville High School senior girls living in St. Clair County have participated, and both did extremely well and were stellar representatives of Trussville.”
Class of 2023 junior girls who are interested in gaining life skills and earning college scholarships can participate in Distinguished Young Women, the largest scholarship program for high school seniors in the country. St. Clair residents: www.stclair.al.distinguishedyw.org. Jefferson County residents: www.jefferson.al.distinguishedyw.org.
Tracking the Huskies
- Homecoming 2021 details.
- Volleyball's success in the annual "Husky Challenge."
- Tryout deadlines.
- HTMS football and volleyball news.
Husky Hoops: Fall Events
HUSKY HOOPS Fall Events (Wednesday Nights) September 15th thru October 27th:
• Skill Sessions 6-7 PM : $10 per session
• 3 on 3 League 7-8:30 PM : $20 total to be in the league (3 on 3 League is only in October)
2nd-6th Grade Boys; Bryant Bank Arena; free for Husky Hoops Members with Annual Pass. Register here if you haven't attended any previous Husky Hoops events. Questions? Contact: Coach Jeff Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
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